Carry Firearms, Face Wrath of Law; Police Warns IPOB, MASSOB

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has told members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to prepare to bear the consequences, if they decide to carry firearms.
In a statement Thursday in Abuja by Police Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), said the group should restain from daring security agencies unless they are prepared for unpleasant consequences.
According to Kolawole, “the attention of the Police has been drawn to a publication credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra to carry guns in self defence”
She noted that the Inspector Geneal of Police has sternly warned members of the IPOB to reconsider their stand or face the wrath of the extant laws on bearing of firearms.
She said IGP has cautioned the IPOB members to follow appropriate avenues in ventilating their grievances as anybody who steps out of bounds will be decisively dealt with
“Members of the group should, therefore, note that it is an offence punishable under the criminal Law of the Federation of Nigeria for a person to have in his possession or under his control any prohibited firearms without licence or permit.
“All Zonal AIGs and State Commands CPs have been directed to strictly enforce the laws against the use of illegal firearms across the length and breadth of the country”, Kolawole said.

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